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City of Burien holding public hearing on Transportation on Monday, June 6

City of Burien holding public hearing on Transportation on Monday, June 6

The City of Burien announced that it will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 6, 2017, for the purpose of receiving public comments on the 2017 through 2022 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Former Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage was found ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday of charges of assaulting a special needs student who was riding... [Read more]

CARES gets overwhelming support at Council session; decision expected June 6

CARES gets overwhelming support at Council session; decision expected June 6

Sean Bouffiou of King County, along with Debra George of CARES at Monday night’s Burien City Council study session. By Jack Mayne It was virtually “a pep rally for CARES” at Monday night’s... [Read more]

SW Suburban Sewer District to break ground for new facility June 1

SW Suburban Sewer District to break ground for new facility June 1

The Southwest Suburban Sewer District Board of Commissioners is inviting the public to come join them on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 10 a.m., as they celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for a critically... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader responds to Jack Mayne’s Commentary on legal pot stores

LETTER: Reader responds to Jack Mayne’s Commentary on legal pot stores

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] NOTE: The following Letter is in response... [Read more]

Sponsored Post LEGAL NOTICE: Boundary Review Board Public Hearings will be June 13 & 14

LEGAL NOTICE: Boundary Review Board Public Hearings will be June 13 & 14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF SEATTLE NORTH HIGHLINE ANNEXATION KING COUNTY BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD FILE NO. 2367 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the WASHINGTON STATE BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD FOR KING COUNTY... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #52 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Arun Jhaveri: Because Science Belongs in Congress

Arun Jhaveri: Because Science Belongs in Congress

Dr. Arun Jhaveri, Burien’s first mayor, is running for the 7th Congressional District seat. “I feel inspired to lead, using my scientific knowledge for the good of our global community,” says Dr.... [Read more]

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents

By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will focus on Transportation on Wednesday, May 25

Next Highline Forum will focus on Transportation on Wednesday, May 25

The next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, May 25, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club, located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive. The public is invited to make comments at the start... [Read more]

Rose Clark will speak at Burien Lions Club on Wednesday, May 25

Rose Clark will speak at Burien Lions Club on Wednesday, May 25

Rose Clark, Co-Chair of Highline Public Schools’ Capital Facilities Advisory Committee, will speak at the Burien Lions Club on Wednesday, May 25. The event will run from Noon to 1 p.m. at Angelo’s... [Read more]

Discover Burien elects/re-elects five Board Members at annual meeting

Discover Burien elects/re-elects five Board Members at annual meeting

Discover Burien welcomed two new members, as well as three returning members to serve on the board at their Annual Membership meeting, held on Wednesday May 11 at Revelle Hall at Navos. Each board member... [Read more]

Application submitted to open city’s 2nd recreational pot shop on Ambaum

Application submitted to open city’s 2nd recreational pot shop on Ambaum

The City of Burien on Wednesday announced that Ekalo Teklehaimanot, of Living Well Enterprises, LLC, has applied to open a state-licensed Recreational Marijuana Retail Store at 17730 Ambaum Blvd. South... [Read more]

Port asked by Burien Council to assist with Sea-Tac Airport expansion problems

Port asked by Burien Council to assist with Sea-Tac Airport expansion problems

By Jack Mayne The smell of jet fuel and fallout pollution from Sea-Tac Airport led the Burien Council to approve a resolution asking the Port of Seattle to provide help with the impacts on the city of... [Read more]

Next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this Sat., May 21

Next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this Sat., May 21

The next ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ will be this coming Saturday, May 21, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at NAVOS – Revelle Hall, located at 1210 SW 136th Street in Burien: Families... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

Here’s episode #51 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Sponsored Post LEGAL NOTICE: Boundary Review Board Public Hearings will be June 13 & 14

LEGAL NOTICE: Boundary Review Board Public Hearings will be June 13 & 14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF SEATTLE NORTH HIGHLINE ANNEXATION KING COUNTY BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD FILE NO. 2367 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the WASHINGTON STATE BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD FOR KING COUNTY... [Read more]

Moody’s upgrades City of Burien’s credit rating to Aa3

Moody’s upgrades City of Burien’s credit rating to Aa3

Late last week, Moody’s Investor Services released a report upgrading the City of Burien’s credit rating from A1 to Aa3. The upgrade was given “due to the City’s robust reserves, strong liquidity,... [Read more]

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

On April 27, 2016, The Department of Ecology (Ecology) approved – with changes – the City of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. The limited amendment proposes several changes... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #50 (50 – can you believe it?!) of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported... [Read more]

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer It was a long time coming, but with the Burien/Normandy Park headquarters fire station finally operational, local residents will soon get a close-up look... [Read more]

City Attorney Soojin Kim, Analyst Nhan Nguyen leaving City of Burien staff

City Attorney Soojin Kim, Analyst Nhan Nguyen leaving City of Burien staff

On Tuesday (May 3), Burien City Attorney Soojin Kim announced she will be leaving her position after the first City Council meeting in June. As we previously reported, Kim was hired by the city to replace... [Read more]

Council urged to keep CARES; told ways city is improving public communications

Council urged to keep CARES; told ways city is improving public communications

By Jack Mayne Despite a plethora of letters and pressure, the Burien City Council said nothing Monday night on when it will make a decision of extending the CARES animal contract or shifting to King County... [Read more]